Paper Crane

£ 245

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A watch to make your dreams come true.

The beautiful Paper Crane watch was designed by Korean American artist Hannah Sung to remind you of your childhood dreams.

This distinctive design was gilded with English gold leaf, before being hand-assembled by our small team in London.

How to read the time:

The crescent shape opening on the dial represents 12 hours with the time running from left to right.

When you see the red crane moving through this area, the time is between 6am and 6pm. After 6pm, the red crane disappears on the right and the paper crane appears on the left. The paper crane then shows the hours from 6pm through to 6am.

The minutes are displayed in the centre of the dial, these run in a conventional way, so the hand makes one complete revolution each hour.

Hannah explains her inspiration for the design:

"I was obsessed with making paper cranes when I was a child. Back then, I loved the whimsical promise of the old proverb stating, 'If you make one thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true'.

I didn't have any specific dreams or wishes, all I knew was that I wanted to be an artist for the rest of my life.

My dream matured and folding paper cranes yielded to adult responsibilities.

I chose the paper crane motif to soar through the night sky on this watch. Its change from a literal bird to an origami one represents the continued existence of the childhood dream in the quiet hours after the sun has gone down.

Just as your dreams can be ignored or forgotten during the day, one may take comfort in the reliability of the nighttime crane rising again."

Paper Crane is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide.

Hannah Sung portrait

Hannah Sung is a Korean American visual artist whose straddles the line between commercial and fine art.

She graduated with a BFA from California State University of Long Beach, specialising in illustration and minor study in animation.

She is a former member of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). She is currently displaying independent works in Des Moines, Iowa as a local.

Her client list includes FOX, Sony, Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Fisher-Price, A&E, and many more. Her work on the Deadpool vinyl packaging for a Comic-Con promotional piece won a Gold award at the 2017 Clio ceremony.

She is currently putting together a series of personal works that focus on promoting self-love, ending domestic abuse, sexual assault, and body positivity.

She likes French fries but considers curly fries to be an abomination.

Hannah-sung.com

Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm 100% leather black with black stitch

Movement: quartz - Ronda 515-24H

Glass: mineral

Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM (leather will wear fast if exposed to water)

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’ll be happy to help

Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Case: 316L silver stainless steel

Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap

Please allow a little extra time to receive your order through Black Friday weekend. We aim to have all orders dispatched within 1-2 working days, however shipping companies have advised us that they are experiencing delays of up to 7 days.

We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.

When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, these may take up to 10 working days.

Shipping guide for watches:

UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-2 working days

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-14 working days (depending on location)

Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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